Tip top job up north
At the most northern tip of the Australian mainland, where the coastal waters of the iconic Great Barrier Reef ebb and flow to meet the pristine Torres Strait and the waters of our nearest neighbour, Papua New Guinea, you’ll find the remote community of Bamaga.
Even in the most distant and untouched communities around the nation, the need for safety and security exists, and even more so, a need for products made for the unique Australian landscape. That’s why you’ll also find a Bluedog Fence.
For more than a year, James O’Donnell and the Brendan O’Donnell Fencing team have been making the trek from their home base in Bundaberg, some 2,326 kilometres away to scope out and install around 3 kilometres of Bluedog Fences for the Queensland Department of Education.
We’ve had a few logistical challenges, being so remote - it took some planning and weather watching to get the supplies on site! We shipped about forty trailer loads of supplies by ferry across the river 140 kilometres south of Bamaga - and it can take a day to cross on the ferry.
Once supplies arrived onsite, James and the crew mixed concrete batches on location to ensure a flat concrete footing under panels, allowing for a mower strip in a climate where the lawn mower gets a good workout.
Across the rugged landscape for the far north, Brendan O’Donnell Fencing have been working with the Bluedog Fences team to protect people and property from wild dogs and feral horses that cause damage to not only the local ecosystem but also gardens, yards and other animals, either livestock or pets.
“We’ve been tasked with installing three kilometres of 2700 metre of SecuraTop DET Type 2, to the QLD spec, and in this case with picket spacing for dogs and humans.”